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Can I use Atacand if I have a history of heart disease?

The blood pressure medication Atacand (candesartan) is often prescribed to people with heart disease. High blood pressure significantly raises the risk for death due to heart attack or stroke. It is common for people to take both a blood pressure medication such as Atacand and other drugs for heart disease, such as a statin, which lowers blood cholesterol levels.

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